Cloud on a Vblock: How do you get there?

It’s pretty safe to say that Vblocks rock! I won’t go into detail about the many value-adds of purchasing your Infrastructure from VCE since there are more than enough blog\industry articles about the value that we provide. (Although, if you want a refresher on the VCE value, come to Booth 1109 in the Solutions Exchange 🙂 )

Having the best infrastructure is great, but how do you deploy a useful Cloud for your tenants? It won’t happen automagically: You must consider the business needs of your IT consumers and acquire the right tools to successfully design and deliver your IT services. Continue reading “Cloud on a Vblock: How do you get there?”

VMworld 2012 Highlights: Death to vRAM and many more!

Now that the hustle and bustle of setting up the VCE Booth is over (and it looks great by the way!), I can settle down and share some of the highlights that have excited me up to this point.

Number 1: Death to vRAM!!!!  There, I’ve said it and gotten it out of my system…well, maybe. Continue reading “VMworld 2012 Highlights: Death to vRAM and many more!”

vSphere PowerCLI: Standby and Resume vSphere Hosts

I’ve always been curious about scripting some of the more tedious tasks that I perform in the vSphere client.  Plus, the VCAP-DCA requires proficiency in PowerCLI and vCLI.  So, I’ll be dusting off my programming skills from college as I prepare for the exam.  My first couple attempts at scripting are included below… Continue reading “vSphere PowerCLI: Standby and Resume vSphere Hosts”

VMware Certified Professional 5 – Infrastructure as a Service (VCP5-IaaS)

VMware recently announced the VCP5-IaaS Certification, and I look forward to preparing for it.  After recently resurrecting the home lab, I wanted to build up a demo vCloud Director (vCD) environment.  Studying for the new certification will be added motivation to do so. Continue reading “VMware Certified Professional 5 – Infrastructure as a Service (VCP5-IaaS)”